Audubon State Historic Site on La. 965 in West Feliciana Parish presents a “Colonial Militia Muster and Market Faire” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Cannons will roar, the militia will drill, and visitors may participate in an 1810 dance. Purchase herb and flower plants or shop for the latest fashions in 19th-century clothing, jewelry, potions and soaps. Bob for apples, play graces or other lawn games, and during the day visit the blacksmith, have your fortune told, or visit the town doctor.
Lemonade and other drinks provide a break from shopping and the other business of the fair and muster.
Memorial Day tributes
Boy Scouts will place flags on the 16,000 veterans’ graves Saturday at Port Hudson National Cemetery on La. 3113, off U.S. 61. The public is invited to assist. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and a flag-raising at 9 a.m. will start the activity.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring a large screwdriver to make a hole in the ground for the small flags.
Other local events:
- Port Hudson State Historic Site will celebrate Memorial Day with cannon demonstrations at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. The site’s large, reproduction American garrison flag also will be flown during the day.
- Bonnette Harrison American Legion Post 502 will lead a Memorial Day program at Port Hudson at 11 a.m. Monday. The public is invited to attend.
Norwood and area residents are invited to stop by Feliciana Bank in Norwood from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 for cake and punch and to congratulate Iris J. Jelks, who is retiring from banking after 48 years of service. She will be recognized by the Louisiana Bankers Association at 4 p.m.
Caring for newborns
Lane Regional Medical Center will offer a free newborn-care class at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital’s staff development classroom. “Baby Care Basics” covers all aspects of caring for an infant in the first weeks of life.
Registration is required; call (225) 654-LANE (654-5263).
Lane also will offer a baby-sitter training class from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 31 for boys and girls 11-13. Participants learn the fundamentals of quality child care, how to handle crises, how to nurture and guide a young child, and how to keep children safe and sound while their parents are away. The cost is $20.
Registration is required; call (225) 654-LANE (5263).
Registration is under way through May 31 for the summer reading programs at the Audubon Regional Library’s branches in Clinton, Jackson and Greensburg. Look for a schedule of storytelling sessions, art lessons, special programs and other events on the library’s website, http://www.youseemore.com/Audubon.
Used book sale
The Zachary Area Reading Council will hold its second annual used book sale at the Zachary Elementary School auditorium from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All books are priced at 50 cents or a dollar.
To submit news about Baker, Zachary and the Felicianas, call James Minton at (225) 775-7005; fax: (225) 774-6485; email: email@example.com. Deadline: noon Wednesday.